What is Yoga Therapy?
Information & Free Session Opportunities
Yoga Therapy: The Latest in Integrative Healing & Wellness
Anxious to learn more, I enrolled in the Beaumont Hospital of Yoga Therapy and earned an additional 300 hours, qualifying me as a 500 hour Registered Yoga Teacher. In January 2022, I will complete my externship with IIYT, and will be eligibile to be a Certified Yoga Therapist through the International Association of Yoga Therapy.
What's Yoga Therapy? Do I Need a Mat?
If you are seeking additional tools to aid your healing and well-being, Yoga Therapy may enhance your journey. Yoga Therapy is not a replacement for treatment, but has the potential to alleviate pain, reduce stress and anxiety, and create a sense of ease in your mind and body.
"Although all yoga is potentially therapeutic and healing, yoga therapy is the specific application of yogic tools—postures/exercises, breathwork, meditation techniques, and more—to address an individual’s physical, mental, and emotional needs.
"Yoga therapists have in-depth training to help them assess and keep their clients safe. They work with you to address your specific goals while considering any limitations you might be experiencing. The practices your yoga therapist recommends could include:
- Movement ranging from gentle to vigorous
- Breathing techniques
- Meditation or visualization practices
- Physical postures that address specific areas of discomfort or musculoskeletal imbalances
- Any combination of tools like these!"
"Yoga is the calm that arises within your inner space of perception"
"Many people first learn about yoga through its physical practices, but a common misconception is that it’s all about stretching or movement. In fact, yoga therapy can help people who can’t move at all, as well as active individuals!
"The yogic model of health is unique because it addresses every aspect of life rather than considering each body part or system separately. Yoga therapy is a safe way of working with the natural capacity of your body and mind to optimize well-being.
"A general public yoga class can certainly ease everyday aches, pains, and mood complaints. But a yoga therapy session, whether one-to-one or in a small group, goes much further because it is tailored to the individual."
Free Yoga Therapy with an IIYT Clinical Extern
IIYT is among the first accredited yoga therapy programs in Michigan and the first yoga therapy certification programs in the United States to be held under the auspices of a hospital. The benefit of seeing a trained yoga therapist, who is cognizant of the scope of practice and boundaries, is central to maintaining safe, responsible and effective, whole person healing environments specifically dedicated to the applications of yoga therapy. All aspects of yoga therapy are to be fully and transparently discussed, disclosed, approved through empirical evidence.
Everyone can receive up to FOUR FREE one-hour One-On-One Yoga Therapy sessions on ZOOM.
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